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UPDATE: Saudi dissident claims MBS said he could get ‘poison ring’ to kill king…

A former senior Saudi intelligence official who worked with the U.S. on counterterrorism alleged to “60 Minutes” in an interview broadcast Sunday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed in 2014 killing the kingdom’s then-monarch.Why it matters: The claim by the exiled Saad al-Jabri, whom Saudi authorities describe as “a discredited former government official,” that…

Saudi Arabia Is Building a Tourism Resort Based on an Oil Rig to Try to Make Destroying the Planet Cool

It seems that the world’s largest oil producing countries will stop at nothing to keep drilling, despite the fact that doing so aggravates climate change and its devastating effects. Oil-producing heavyweight Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new tactic: making oil rigs look cool. The country’s Public Investment Fund, its sovereign wealth fund, has announced a…

Saudi Arabia to host maiden F1 Grand Prix, but human rights abuses overshadow country’s global sporting ambitions

(CNN)From hosting Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight in 2019 to presenting the 2020 edition of the Spanish Super Cup football tournament, Saudi Arabia is making its mark on the global sports landscape. In its latest venture, the country will stage the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Red Sea port city of Jeddah…